|Dr Rajen Prasad
|Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Labour Party list
|Committees||Social Services Committee|
Dr Rajen Prasad, QSO, is a politician from New Zealand. He was elected to represent the Labour Party on the party list at the 2008 general election. He was given an exceptionally high list placing, 12, far in advance of many sitting cabinet ministers.
Prasad led Massey University at Albany during its establishment in 1993 and was Race Relations Conciliator between 1996 and 2001. In June 2004 Prasad was appointed as the first Chief Commissioner of the newly established Families Commission, serving until 2008.
Member of Parliament
|Parliament of New Zealand|
|2011 – present||50th||List||30||Labour|
In 2008, Prasad was appointed Labour's spokesperson for Voluntary and Community Sector, and associate spokesperson for Ethnic Affairs and Social Development – Family and CYF by Labour leader Phil Goff. He was later appointed spokesperson for Ethnic Affairs, as well as associate spokesperson for Social Development.
In 2013 under the new leadership of David Cunliffe, a new Labour shadow cabinet reshuffle was announced with Prasad now the Spokesperson on Immigration, Associate Spokesperson for Ethnic Affairs and Associate Spokesperson for Social Development (CYFS).
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